Alice Waters and her Delicious Revolution - Recipes with Alice Waters: Strawberry Orange Compote


Photo by Kait Hoehne

Alice Waters and her Delicious Revolution contains mouth-watering footage of select dishes prepared at her restaurant, the world-renowned Chez Panisse, which prides itself on the use of fresh, luscious, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Even if you don’t live in sunny California, you can still prepare the following recipe:

Strawberry Orange Compote

This is an extremely simple and quick dessert, but you must use truly flavorful oranges and strawberries. If fraises des bois are available, add a few for their flowery perfume.

3 small navel oranges
2 one-pint baskets strawberries

Hull and slice the strawberries about ¼ inch thick into a bowl. Cut off the tops and bottoms of the oranges and cut away all the peel. Remove skinless sections of the oranges by sliding a sharp paring knife alongside the membranes and pry the segments out into the bowl with the strawberries. Squeeze the juice from the remains of the oranges into the bowl, sprinkle with a few tablespoons of sugar to taste, and mix gently.

Spoon the compote into serving glasses or dishes and garnish with mint.

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